Frenchtown Flood Response June 28- July 2, 2006

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The Delaware at its highest point of 2006

The Delaware Flooding at its highest point of 2006.
The water exceeded the height of the piers and debris was caught against the steel structure, just below the roadway.

Not quite as high as last year.

Not quite as high as last year.
- but higher than the floods of 1996 and 2004.
Their markers are under water.


Returning from securing propane tanks along Kerr Street.

Returning from securing propane tanks along Kerr Street.
Floating propane tanks posed a serious danger.
Traveling by boat along Lott Street, past Thail Chili Restaurant.
They also reported seeing some of the many 20" carp that were swimming in the flood waters.

Getting ready to load the boat onto the trailer.

Getting ready to load the boat onto the trailer.
At this point, the water was quite shallow. Note the painted line just beneath the surface.

Decontamination after being in the flood waters.

Decontamination after being in the flood waters.
Flood waters are generally not just muddy, but full of bacteria and other contaminents.



Frenchtown.com webmaster note: Photos on this page taken by and copyright members of the Frenchtown Volunteer Fire Department who received many words of praise from the residents for these and other important missions they performed on our behalf during the flood emergency. They were active, they were organized and they worked very hard for us. Not shown are the many pumping projects they undertook - pumping water out of basements, cleaning up some hazardous oil tank spills, and even draining a swampy area near the river.

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